September 21, 2010
This Week at
The Knitter's Edge
Fall begins this week.  It is showing itself not only by the crisp chill in the morning air, or the rustling of drying leaves, but by the calendar date as well.
So to usher in the Autumn season- the season of sweaters, we announce one of the best sales of the year: our very big sale on Baby Alpaca Grande.
Big Sale on Baby Alpaca Grande
This sale is the biggest news of the week.
ALL Baby Alpaca Grande is on sale at 30% off.
That includes all solids, tweeds, paints, and hand-dyes; all of the Baby Alpaca Grande on the shelves and all that is filling the pool.  All of the Baby Alpaca Grande we have in stock is on sale- all at 30% off.
BAG jacket
You remember last fall we introduced you to cowls- knit with just 1 or 2 hanks of this lovely yarn.  Hats, scarves, and fingerless mitts followed, as well as vests and shrugs.  All of these garments are available for you to look at, and the patterns as well as plenty of yarn is here for you to purchase- all on sale.
BAG Spiral Scarf
2 new garments for Baby Alpaca Grande are our quickie top down jacket- seen above- the smallest size needing only 3 hanks, and our spiral scarf(right) that needs only 2 hanks.
The spiral scarf pattern is free with the yarn purchase and the jacket pattern is available for only $3.50.
I also offer up this free pattern for a 1 hank scarf. 
 BAG 1 hank scarf 
Materials: 1-100g Hank of Baby Alpaca Grande Tweed
Size: Approx 4.5 x 46"
Knitting Needles: US 11 needles. Gauge: 12 sts = 4" measured over pattern.  
Loosely cast on 15 sts. 
Row 1: *(K3, p3); repeat from * to last 3 sts, end k3.
Repeat row 1 until almost out of yarn.  Bind off loosely in pattern.  Weave in all ends.
 So what else is on sale this week???
 POLAR KNIT- now 40% off Polarknit Cowlpolarknit
Polar Knit is a wonderful yarn for kids' outer accessories.  It is made by the people who make Polarfleece- a fact that you will see and feel right away.  It knits up quite fast on big needles.  All Polarknit is on sale for 40% off!- That's only $5.39 each.  Get free patterns from us or from their website.
HAZE is on Sale at 30% off!
Haze Yarn
Haze Scarf on Carol 
One hank of this soft corn-rayon/ cotton blend makes up this long triangular scarf. 
Carol shows the way these LONG triangles can be worn.
Pattern free at the Shop.
SILKY WOOL 10% off! 
Silky WoolSilky Wool Shawl
Silky Wool is one of my favorite yarns.  It has a wonderfully nubby feel as it slides through your fingers.    We keep adding new colors to this yarn line, and they keep selling well because it is well priced and knits up into a beautiful fabric.
We have a new shawl knit in this great yarn- uses only 3 hanks.  Get the pattern free with the purchase of the yarn for this lovely triangular shawl.
And to make it even better- the yarn is on sale this week at 10% off.   
Pattern free at the Shop. 
And remember- if your are a regular class member- you get
an additional 10% off of everything.
Encore Boucle- in select colors only. 
Sale priced at $4.00 per ball until its all gone!
Encore Boucle  
Stock up on this yarn for this fast & easy baby blanket. 
Just 2 balls makes a baby blanket knit corner to corner on large needles.  pattern is free with the yarn purchase. 
This Week's Class List 
Classes for this week
Week of September 21- September 25  
TUESDAY  - September 21
10:00 - 12:00 - General Knitting   w/ Kathy
10:00 - 12:00 - General Knitting with Eileen
10:00 - 12:00 - General Knitting  with Pat
1:00 - 3:00 - General Knitting with Eileen
1:00 - 3:00 - General Knitting w/ Pat
6:30 - 8:30 - General Knitting w/ Linda Miller
6:30 - 8:30 - Washcloths & Fish w/ JoAnne
6:30 - 8:30 - Beginning Crochet with Lisa
WEDNESDAY- September 22
10:00 - 12:00 - CROCHET with Pat
1:00 - 3:00 - Shawls & General Knitting with Pat
4:00 - 6:00 - New Gift Class with Eileen & JoAnne
6:30 - 8:30 - General Knitting w/ Steph
6:30 - 8:30 - General Knitting w/ Eileen
6:30 - 8:30 - Knitting for Beginners with Jean
THURSDAY -September 23
10:00 - 12:00 - Beginning Knitters' Class w/ Eileen
10:00 - 12:00 - Washcloth class with JoAnne
1:00 - 3:00 - General Knitting  w/ Eileen
3:30 - 5:30 - Charity Knitting Time
6:30 - 8:30 - General Knitting with Linda M
6:30 - 8:30 - General Knitting with Diana
6:30 - 8:30 - Kids class with Marilyn
FRIDAY - September 24
10:00 - 12:00 - General Knitting with Pat
10:00- 12:00 - General Knits and Toys with Steph
1:00 - 3:00 - General Knitting with Pat
SATURDAY - September 25
10:00 - 12:00 - General Knitting with Pat
10:00 - 12:00 - My First Socks  w/ JoAnne
10:00 - 12:00 - Beginning Knitting with Eileen
1:00 - 3:00 - New September Socks w/ Eileen
1:00 - 3:00 - New September Socks w/ Pat
1:00 - 3:00 - FELTED PUMPKIN BAG w/ Lauren
Another Special Request
We have just been informed that Linda Jones - one of our Tuesday teachers will not be able to be with us for a few weeks.  She is, at present, very busy caring for a loved one.  Our thoughts are with her.  Please keep her in your thoughts as well as she works through this tough time.
In the meantime- we hope her knitting students will try another class for a change of pace.  We encourage all of our students to try other classes and other teachers from time to time as a way to grow in your knitting knowledge.
We will also be trying to add some special classes to our Tuesday night schedule.  This week I will be finishing the fish we started last week, as well as working on Fantasy Naturale Pin cushions. 
I am contacting some other teachers now and will be scheduling a couple of good classes such as Snow People, Beaded Bracelets, and Mobius cast ons.  More on these new classes in my Friday newsletter.
We hope Linda will be back with us soon and will resume her teaching schedule.
Just Arrived!
Every week we are stocking great new yarns from all our favorite yarn companies in the hottest styles and colors. This fall look for soft chunky yarns with amazing new fibers- great for making cowls, hats, scarves and wristlets.


Silky Wool XLSilky Wool is one of my favorites (see above sale yarn).  I was so excited when it became available in a worsted weight version.  We haven't had a chance to knit up anything with it yet as we just put it out on the shelves, but it is gorgeous! The colors are so rich.  Please stop in to take a look.
Needle Gauges
Needle gauge
Amanda found a new manufacturer called Puffin & Company.  Their little handmade knitting accessories are unique and just delightful to behold.  We have received some needle gauges like the one here with both cats and sheep on them.  Also available are stitch markers with these same animals.
New Class- 2 openings still available!
Pumpkin bags
On Saturday September 25- we will welcome a new teacher to our shop.  Lauren is a master at felting.  She owns her own business making felted bags.  She will join us on Saturday afternoon to help us all knit up one of these terrific Pumpkin bags for next month's holiday.  It is an interesting project, and with Lauren's help it will be a breeze.
I have sat with Lauren several times over the past few months and she is amazing when it comes to spreading her vast knowledge about felting.  I am amazed at how she enthusiastic she is.
You will enjoy this class, and I promise- you will learn a lot. 
Class is Saturday September 25  1:00 - 3:00 PM.
Call to sign up soon as space is limited.   Please come early to get all materials.
All yarn is available at the shop.  Bring size 11- 24" circulars.
Countdown to Christmas
Stop in to see our Advent style calendar for our countdown. Each week a new pattern will be presented free for a new gift idea.
Countdown to Christmas! 
Spiral tail Scarf
rhythm scarfRhythm by Jojoland is a superwash wool that is spongey and springy. 
4 balls of this softly striping yarn will knit up quickly into this 70" long scarf complete with cork screw fringe tails. 
The pattern is free at the shop with the purchase of this yarn.  We have a wide range of colors for you to try.  

Highlights of upcoming classes and projects
 2- Handed Fair Isle is Back
Saturday October 9 with Linda- 10:00 - 12:00 and 1:00 - 3:00 PM  (4 hour class)
fair isle hat
This class is returning by popular demand.  This is our most popular special class.  Spend the whole day learning to knit Fair Isle by working the yarn with both hands- not just one.   Call soon to sign up as space is limited. 
There is homework- so you must come in, get the yarn and get your sample hat started prior to class.  That way you can spend the entire 4 hours learning this new technique.
Tuesday Crochet class - 6:30 - 8:30 PM with Lisa
 candy corn
Ok I got Lisa psyched now!  She crocheted this cute little candy corn guy.  We will have all supplies for this project included with the class- so just bring a F or G hook.
Lisa will be working on these this week as well.
Tuesday September 21  6:30 - 8:30 PM
Fancy Fish with JoAnne
 fancy Fish
This foot long fish is knit in many colors of Encore.  So to make a fun class out of this: I will fill the table with partial balls of Encore and hand each student a bag to fill with enough colors to make the fish.  8 colors are used.  You can bring some odd balls if you have them to throw into the pot.  It will be appreciated.  Cost of this class will be $10.00 and will include the pattern and Encore to knit this guy up.  I will even include the eyes since I did get them!  Just add needles & stuffing.  He is a fast & easy knit so anyone can do this one.
Saturdays in September September 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Maelstrom Socks with Pat
 Maelstrom socks
 Pat has these very interesting socks for September knitting.  Great technique and great pattern by Cookie A.  Join Pat in September to knit these diagonal design socks.
Thursday September 23 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Marilyn's Kids Class
I am sure that Marilyn will begin work on some Halloween knitting ideas soon.  Join her this Thursday for our every- other- week Kids class


Tuesday night on the couch washcloth class with JoAnne
6:30 - 8:30 PM 
 Pin cushion
This week- Tuesday September 21 Not only will I be finishing up the Fancy Fish- but also will be making a pin cushion.  I discovered it works great as a needle holder too- keeping those double points in line!  Made by an ingenious method, it is an easy knit and loads of fun.  Bring lots of left overs in solid colors!
Bring size 7 needles, or size 6 if you knit loose.
Saturdays- 1:00 - 3:00 PM
New September Sock class with Eileen     
Eileen's Saturday afternoon Sock class will be working on a terrific pattern this month- Beaded socks. She got her's started - they are orange swirl in color with black beads.    
Wednesdays 6:30 - 8:30 PM and
Fridays 10:00 - 12:00 PM
Knitting with Steph 
Ruffled ScarfSteph has chosen this ruffled scarf as her new class project.  It is knit in Mochi Plus but a solid worsted weight yarn will look great too.  Maybe the Silky Wool XL?
You can begin working on this project on Wednesday evenings or Friday mornings. 
  Charity Knitting Class Thursdays 3:30- 5:30 PM
candy corn hatPlease remember this group that meets every Thursday afternoon.  Next week some may be working on a new baby hat pattern we found for newborns.  Please join them. 
PS:  The pattern also has child & adult sizes!  What a great gift for any Halloween lover.
WOW!  Look whats in the Pool!
The pool is full of Baby Alpaca Grande- all kinds. All at 30% off!!
jen in sea of BAG 
 If you remember last year, about this time we had this yarn on sale and had to refill the pool every night!  We hope the same thing will happen this year, and we are prepared with loads of Baby Alpaca Grande- solids, tweeds, paints, and Hand-dyes.  At 30% off, these prices are very, very good, and this yarn makes the best Holiday gifts.
Stock up on this yarn for some exciting Christmas knitting.
Jen in a Sea of Baby Alpaca Grande 
In Closing...

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JoAnne Turcotte
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